Rev. Ellsworth S. Ewing created the Tri-Centennial Observance Charitable Trust in 1984.
He created this trust to provide funding for the City of Madison’s observance and celebration of the nation’s 300th birthday. In 1994, this trust was transferred to the care of the Community Foundation. This fund will continue to be invested and grow until 2076 when it will be time to plan the celebration.
Rev. Ewing passed away in 1995, and even though he won’t be able to see the fruits of his generosity, we thank him for thinking about the future of the community that he loved!